By Charles Nwabardi
The Nigerian Army said it has launched a manhunt for the boyfriend-soldier who allegedly killed his lover, one Miss Jennifer Ugadu, an undergraduate of Niger Delta University, Ammasoma, Bayelsa.
The Director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said in a statement, on Thursday, it was alleged that the student was shot in her apartment by the suspect now at large.
In the Statement, “Nwachukwu said there was no place for such barbaric acts in the army, adding that the Nigerian army had commiserated with the family of the deceased”
According to him, the Nigerian army is an institution that is accountable to the people and would ensure justice is served. ”The NA has taken the allegation seriously and a joint investigation has commenced, while an effort to profile and ascertain the true identity of the suspect is ongoing. The NA being a professional and disciplined organization will continue to uphold and respect the Fundamental Human Rights of citizens as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” said part of the statement.
Nwachukwu said members of the public should be rest assured that details of the investigation would be made public.
“The NA also wishes to reaffirm that as a force with zero tolerance for any form of criminality, such allegations will not only be investigated but the culprit will be made to face the full wrath of the law”. Nwachukwu further stated.